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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Mexico: Come travel with me!! : PART ONE

we start my series on our trip to Mexico.

I have a TON of photos, so let's get to it, shall we???

First of all....where in the heck did we GO?

Well, we have been to Mexico several times to escape the frigid cold of Upper Michigan in the winter.
We usually go in February.

We usually go to the Yucatan Peninsula area (around Cancun) and have also gone to the Pacific side (Puerto Vallarta).
I had always heard about Los Cabos, and knew it had mountains (I LOVE mountains!!)
and desert (which I have never been to).  I also heard about the famous landmark
at the very end tip of the Baja Peninsula called "Land's End" which are a bunch of gorgeous
rock formations jutting out of the Pacific Ocean.

I knew that is the spot I wanted to check out this year.

Click on this LINK to see where it is on the map of the world!

I was so excited!
The terrain was soooo different than anything we had ever seen before.

I had read the weather forecast the day before we left and was disappointed to see
that it called for two days of rain --when we were to arrive.

When the plane landed, it was very cloudy.

We got our luggage, found our transportation to our all-inclusive hotel,
and as soon as we got on the van to head there,
this is what we saw:

Taken out of the van window:

But, I was THRILLED to be there.

I mean...MOUNTAINS!!
Do you see the MOUNTAINS?

I had my face pressed to the window to check out the terrain.

It was so different than anywhere else we had been in Mexico before.

After the 30 minute ride to the resort, and checking in to our room...
the sun broke out, it warmed up to the upper 70's and we were so so happy!

Here are some photos of the resort as we arrived and saw our room, etc.:

Part of our hotel complex.
This high room is the one I want next time.
(You know, when I hit the Lotto):

The lobby:

I just loved these sphere fountains:

Lobby statue:

Our Hotel: Sante Fe Riu in Los Cabos, Mexico:

Our view looking outside our ground floor room:

Looking to the left outside of our room:

One of the pools!:

The pool bar. I seem to have spent some time there. I wonder how that happened?:

Our hotel from the outside:

Our room!!! :

I just knew we would have a great time here,
we DID....

stay tuned for more pictures  of Mexcio...the landscaping, of the beach and the fabulous rocks at Land's End....a world landmark!!!


Jeanette said...

Beautiful hotel! This is going to be a great trip!!

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Wahoo,looks like the weather was perfect. The hotel looks outstanding. Towel art... interesting.

Ruth Hiebert said...

It all looks fantastic. I can't wait to see more.

TexWisGirl said...

looks like a gorgeous place. i'm surprised you'd be willing to return, though. i'm afraid that stomach bug would have ruined my taste for it!

Country Gal said...

Have been to Puerto Vallarta many years ago. Your photos are great . Papa and I want to travel to Scotland soon and visit my cousins that I have spoke to on line but have never met in person . Looking forward to more Mexico photos . It is cold and very windy here today looking at these photos makes me long for summer now ! Have a great day !

trav4adventures said...

Beautiful~absolutely beautiful!!!

Muffy's Marks said...

What a perfect setting for you winter get away. I am so glad you had the chance to go,

Fun60 said...

Looking forward to hearing more about your trip to Mexico as I've never been. I retired in July 2011 and am also writing a blog about my adventures at At the moment I am planning a trip to Australia and New Zealand. Flights are booked. Travelling solo so will also try and keep people informed via blog. Look forward to your next round of photos.

Nancy/BLissed-Out Grandma said...

Yes, it looks like a great place to have a wonderful vacation!

Tracy said...

I'm with you Joan, I love the sphere fountains; gorgeous! The scenery and blue skies are defintiely reasons for visiting there!

Marge in Michigan said...

Oh wow, what a gorgeous place to vacation. Your pictures were worth the wait, Joan...but I'm sorry the wait meant you were ill.

Gary said...

Lovely, absolutely lovely, but… I really want to know how they make the towel sculpture :)

Unknown said...

How beautiful!

Linda Reeder said...

Oh, what a beautiful hotel!

Jientje said...

Oooh what a beautiful hotel! I can imagine you were thrilled! Looking forward to see more!

LindyLouMac said...

A great part one of my virtual trip to Mexico, thankyou.

SquirrelQueen said...

I'm glad the sun came out for you! Los Cabos is beautiful.

I knew the hotel looked familiar but I wasn't sure until you showed the bar at the pool. We had lunch there one day! Hmm, guess I remember the bars better than the hotels...

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